Savoury herb note which blooms into a sweetness. Some astringency. Very nice full flavour.
“Savoury herb note which blooms into a sweetness. Some astringency. Very nice full flavour.” Read full tasting note
“Gaiwan brewed, the raw leaf smells delightfully malty and toasty with only a hint of sweetness. The first steep was a lovely composite of gentle cocoa and malt flavors, gently sweet with a very...” Read full tasting note
“Thick on the tongue, with a blend of subdued earthiness, malt, and semi-sweet cocoa. The cocoa lasts quite long in the finish, which is smooth and very slightly chalky in texture. Simultaneously...” Read full tasting note
A most unusual dark tea possessing a rich earthy dark chocolate aroma and taste.
It is processed initially as a normal black tea which is then left in a ‘jute bag’ exposed to the Nepalese elements for a year and then finally ‘fired’. This processing style is unique to Nepal and produces a tea which can be best described as ‘semi-ripe’ as it’s flavour profile is halfway in-between a black tea and a ripe dark tea.
Sourced direct from Sandakphu Tea, a factory which processes the tea grown by the villagers of Jasbire Village in Ilam District.
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Gaiwan brewed, the raw leaf smells delightfully malty and toasty with only a hint of sweetness. The first steep was a lovely composite of gentle cocoa and malt flavors, gently sweet with a very faint toasty char character. I mostly found these flavors remained balanced and unchanged in later steeps with the flavor sadly fleeting. A delightfully drinkable tea that left me wanting a little more.
Flavors: Char, Cocoa, Malt